Pentateuch (Bi 506)


Course Memo

An introduction to the major theological themes of the Pentateuch. The first part of the course introduces students to the theological/exegetical study of Scripture, examining the Church’s teaching on Scripture as described in Dei Verbum and other Church documents. The course then explores the narrative of Genesis and Exodus, investigating the theological themes of divine revelation, creation, judgment, election, kinship, covenant, reconciliation, freedom, and salvation. Finally, students study the books of Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy and the theological importance of priesthood, sacrifice, purity, holiness, sin, atonement, rebellion, divine retribution, and the call to covenant forgiveness.